The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Jun 3, 2008

Calling All Cars

Chief Schultz's move to 5-8s is starting to reap benefits... at least for those officers looking for overtime and even less sleep. May 17th the SOS went out in the form of a memo from the Valley Command asking for officers to volunteer for overtime Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

It seems that calls are stacking up causing response times to increase. Our Eyes tell us that it's not uncommon for domestic violence calls to wait for an hour. To make matters worse, the gas crunch has the 5th floor considering replacing regular motorized patrols with bike patrols.

The move to 5-8s was supposed to improve response times. Instead calls are stacking up, officers are being asked to work even more overtime, and now APD is considering bike patrols.

Look, law enforcement is the first and most important function of government... period. Without security, businesses cannot function. Without businesses we don't have goods, services, jobs, and eventually people. Without people there is no government.

Our police and fire departments should be the last government agencies to cut back their services due to fuel costs. When your life is in danger you don't want to wait for a horse drawn fire engine or a pedal powered police officer. There are a lot of other city programs that can and should be cut before you endanger the public by choking the fuel to emergency responders.

One way to reduce the amount of gas used by the city's police officers is to return to 4-10s. The move would eliminate 2 trips - to and from work - for every officer in the field services bureau. More importantly, the savings wouldn't increase the risk to the public by increasing response times.

76 comments:

Anonymous said...

well if garcias squad didnt do a ridiculous tact plan all weekend & tie up his whole squad there would be enough officers working. His silly little tact plan is taking officers off the street.

Anonymous said...

i like the 5 8s calls will always be there-job security

Anonymous said...

Ummmm do we have a union? Is there anyone that can and will stick up for the Officers out there. We are on a desert island. Maybe we should write SOS in the sand.

Anonymous said...

Yea that clown Mark Garcia and his downtown robots......thats wasted overtime money. Go take the calls like the rest of us! Alot of guys wont sign up for the Valley OT so they dont help out Garcia.

Anonymous said...

To all you PD guys, I was wondering about a rumor I heard..... I heard that when Chief Ray was told that Morale was at an all time low, he responded with..

" Has morale been down before? Are the still answering their calls for service? Then whats the problem?"

If so we feel for you, Hang tough and always keep in mind that ol' Ray is a temporary Employee. And by the way, I was down town for a show at the sunshine I could not help but notice the gang activity on the detour route around downtown.... if you are interested, i saw some easy 16's...

Anonymous said...

The 5th floor is influencing Court Services and Metropolitan Court Judges to schedule all Grave Officers court to 9:00 AM or later so they will not have to pay the overtime when the PPC is ruled on in the APOA's favor.

The economy is in a recession, gas prices are the highest ever. Crime will increase, calls for service will increase. It doesn't appear that 5-8's are having the impact the 5th floor thought it would. They want to put grave back on 4-10's but are afraid of the "I told you so" situation.

It's really simple...go back to 4-10s (at least for grave), stop the needless tact plans, such as Garcia's, and use grant funding to accomplish tact plans that allows the entire department to contribute without placing a increased burden on other patrol units.

It's not rocket science....it's common sense...and it will assist in taking care of the community that the APD is sworn to protect and serve

Anonymous said...

Not long ago, i put up a comment asking why you don't draw from citywide for the downtown detail. I am not a cop, but that seems to be the logical answer for the de-de-de's to figure out. It ain't exactly rocket science......

Anonymous said...

So you think Sgt. Garcia's tact plan is a wast of time. Why not ask the brain trust bill henz why he insists all northeast officers do at least one tact plan a month. One tact plan gives that officer a D grade on their report card, and leaves northeast sergeants scratching their heads as to how to handle the calls for service. The citizens deserve better. Sorry folks cant get to your burglary, domestic violance, auto accident, robbery,ect. ect. because henz has the officers doing a worthless tact plan looking for citizens using their cell phones, or throwing cigerette buts out their car window. Of course this is just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion:

When has this admin ever cared about morale? OF ANY CITY EMPLOYEE! They stay in their little boxes and get the morale reports from their dumbass at-will brown nosed followers.

And it's true, even if the 5-8's aren't working out (which they were warned) they won't back down. The Mighty Marty Mouse, Ray the Swine and all their cronies in their sect would never admit they're wrong. It will probably be 5-8's until this admin is gone.

Anonymous said...

In response to the citizen question about drawing officers from other area commands;
There are no officers to draw. Because of Shultz 5/8 plan and trying to staff a new area command with an insufficient number of officers....every area command is short. Each area command lost an entire squad and each of the existing squads are smaller. This was done so that they Mayor/Chief could impress the citizens by opening the Northwest area command.
If you are looking for officers, check the Isotopes games. There are 4 officers on Chief's overtime and there are 4 on-duty officers pulled from the swingshift in the Southeast. This is done because the security at the 'Topes complained about the cost of having to pay for 8 officers, so the field suffers. Those on-duty field officers are forced to be at the game, even though their squadmates are 20-40 calls holding. Time after time, priority one calls are queued and the dispatcher is begging for units to clear to start. On last Saturday night there were 37 calls holding in the Southeast Command alone and not a single unit available to take even the priority one calls. The citizens of this city need to start calling the mayors office and chief's office and demand that this problem be fixed. The officers are being held over at the end of shift, are tired, and the morale is a new low. 4-10's is not a solution, but it will help. The department needs to seriously look at 3-12s/4-12s as most other major departments are doing.

Anonymous said...

The 5-8s are killing the officers, not only personally but physically as well. We go to work, go to court, go home, go to work. More officers are calling in sick more times than ever. Calls are STILL stacked. It amazing the other night, Sgt apodaca and sgt kenny actually got on the air several times and told dispatch to call the victims and tell them it would be HOURS before police would be there (even though they were already waiting).,.. and this was BEFORE the SWAT call out. this just solidifys my belief and knowledge that ray is more concerned about his testosterone level, pride and image to Others than to the safety of the officers. Just once why doesnt the mayor, or chief or PIO or anyone on the 5th floor have the schedule of a field officer. Not to mention the mandatory 9 hour days for detectives.

Anonymous said...

Everyone.. please please call your mayor, call your chief... tell them to bring back 4/10s.

Chief, please get your head out of your a-- and wake up... do the right thing, for once.

Anonymous said...

I think Ray has done a wonderful job!!! He and this Mayor hopefully will be here for 4 more years! The suits and ties tell the guns and badges what to do, don't ever forget that!!!!!

Anonymous said...

To the guy that said this..

"So you think Sgt. Garcia's tact plan is a wast of time. Why not ask the brain trust bill henz why he insists all northeast officers do at least one tact plan a month. One tact plan gives that officer a D grade on their report card, and leaves northeast sergeants scratching their heads as to how to handle the calls for service. The citizens deserve better. Sorry folks cant get to your burglary, domestic violance, auto accident, robbery,ect. ect. because henz has the officers doing a worthless tact plan looking for citizens using their cell phones, or throwing cigerette buts out their car window. Of course this is just my opinion."

First of all...If you dont work the NE then don't be complaining or even commenting about the practices that happen in the NE.

But If you do work the NE and want to talk about it feel free to stop by my office and I will explain to you the importance of tactical operational plans. I can also explain to you how the calls are to be handled during the tactical operational plans. I can also answer any other question you may have. I do ask that you do not post erroneous statements. Ignorance is not bliss.

403

Anonymous said...

what the hell does garcias squad do down town? whenevr i go down there they are just standin there lookin at cars go by & pullin over the ones with hot chicks in them! its a worthless use oftaxpayer funds!

Chief please for love of God do something! Put that squad back on the streets takin calls for service.

Anonymous said...

So bill Henz has his officers do one tact plan a month? Hes not the only one doing that its called productivity.

One officer working a tact plan every month is not the same as an entire fleet of officers standing downtown looking for phone numbers!

Garcias tact plan costs the city money because when his squad is lookin for phone numbers he has to find several off duty officers to take his squads calls!

Not the same issue. You must work for garcia pickin on henz like that.

Anonymous said...

I heard Henz sent out his expectations saying ONE tact plan is a D grade, so you want more than that.

Anonymous said...

My ears tell me that Henz gets an "F" and will be gone by year's end.

Anonymous said...

FYI,

Henz is not a bad guy to work for. Don't let the rumors fool you. The NE area command is still the first one to fill up when the bid comes around. Also his area command had the biggest drop in crime. Don't compare Henz to Garcia, you just can't. Yes, Garcia has no clue how to run a squad.

Anonymous said...

How your union doesn't get your work schedule included in your contract amazes me.

Anonymous said...

Henz's tact plan is going to get the city sued. Officers are not allowed to pursue other vehicle's yet Henz has officer out trying to catch motorcycles that are driving over 100 mph. The first time one of those motorcycles crashes and someone is killed it will be good ol' Billy's fault. Come up with something more original Bill. There are better ways to deal with the speeders that this. Didn't you used to ride a motorcycle... or was that a PSA.

Anonymous said...

This administration needs to go and our officers need a union... currently we have an "association" which is basically worthless.

The 5/8 schedule doesn't work, but Ray will never admit he is wrong. There are currently at least 3 lawsuits against the city that will end up costing taxpayers over a million dollars when the city settles. In each of those suits the chief had the chance to do the right thing but chose to stand his ground even though he was wrong and he was violating the City Merit Ordinance and SOP.

So even more tax payer dollars that could be put to better use will be used instead to pay for Ray's power trip.

Anonymous said...

NEWS FLASH

Hey guys and gals. I just heard that one of our officer's gave the mighty Deputy Chief Callaway's wife Sue, two moving citations. Seems DC Callaway's wife likes to drive around town with an expired plate and talk on the phone while driving. DC Calloway with his holy and better than thou attitude deserves this! Look at how many officer's he has screwed over.

Word is that Chief Schultz is trying to fix the tickets before they get out to metro court.
I'll bet these tickets never go to court!

Kudos to the officer who spotted the violations and had the salt to write the citations.

Remember 5th and 11th floors, we are watching you!

Anonymous said...

Psst! Instead of fixing tickets and twiddling thumbs, why not pull some unsolved cases off the shelves and try to SOLVE THEM? Let me get you started - Kait Arquette.

If it's the same Sgt. Apodaca who was there when Kait was killed, maybe he could help out.

Anonymous said...

Come on, lets give Henz some credit. After all, he has a busy life at home with kids and wife, he is the commander of a large and busy area command and with a new baby it must be terribly hard! those midday visits from the babys mom has to be KILLER on his schedule

Anonymous said...

Lopez....my ears want to know if you've caught any footchases lately?

Anonymous said...

Hey now, that's funny and all but how about they do a tac plan on the sgts house who's wife is shooting at him in the NE? Oh yeah, and once again why is there no media on that and why didnt anyone get arrested??

Anonymous said...

To the poster that posted stuff about a(n) APD officers wife and kid let me go on record as saying YOU ARE A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT! That's a line you don't cross EVER you PUNK BITCH. If you gotta' beef with the officer keep it within that arena, you NEVER involve a mans wife or kids in a work related disagreement.

Anonymous said...

Chief Callaway who is so square and hammers us for no reason. Well, what goes around comes around Chief! How do you like them apples. Chief, practice what you preach. Follow the law, as you're not an exception!

Anonymous said...

403,403,403.......who is two of seven or six of eight? so youre a number? what exactly is your name comrade? dont cheapen your post where you displayed some leadership by hiding behind your borg identifier......not a cop so I would like to know who is who

Anonymous said...

In defense of SGT Kenny the calls that he was asking dispatch to call back on and advise the callers of the long time delay were calls that should have actually gone to TRU but couldn't due to it being the weekend.

Anonymous said...

403 (Lopez),
You have no grounds to say a word. Lets not forget, it was your thievery from evidence that sent this dept. into a tailspin that resulted in this shitty administration.

Anonymous said...

"To the poster that posted stuff about a(n) APD officers wife and kid let me go on record as saying YOU ARE A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT! That's a line you don't cross EVER you PUNK BITCH. If you gotta' beef with the officer keep it within that arena, you NEVER involve a mans wife or kids in a work related disagreement."

Fucken-A, I'm with you there.

Anonymous said...

so now u idiots will turn on 403 because he has the balls to defend a fellow officer,,,brother, go back to the academy and learn some ethics. you must not have been paying attention that day.

Anonymous said...

Chief Callaway, did you pay your tickets like every other citizen or did Chief Schultz take care of them for you?

While we are talking, get rid of our new PIO, she looks and sounds really bad! Someone needs to help her with that Lion King hair do of hers. Also, her accent is really bad as well. She needs to speak English, not ghetto slang. We need someone in that position that looks professional and can speak well!

Come on Chief, you're killing our image!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm Lopez's post was at 2:47pm...I hope you had the day off...

Anonymous said...

above.....HE is the one that mixes business and pleasure. does his wife know he knocked up another girl? HE is the one that send messages to female employees asking to see their tits. HE is the liar and the cheat. we have to smile when we see his wife and pretend nothing happened. how dare he put us in the middle like that.

Anonymous said...

Wow! sounds as if 403 is DC and Chief material. He would fit right in with all the other DC's and chief's we have had........They have have that very similar trait of lying screwing around and theft!

Anonymous said...

To the poster defending DC Callaway. You're a P.O.S kiss ass, quick sucking d*@k! You have no idea what Callaway has done to several officer's and their families, so shut your pie hole and pull your head outta the administration's ass!

P.S. No kids involved

Anonymous said...

403 you never change your colors, your lies and everything else will catch up with you. A new administration won't care what you have on anyone and would welcome a clean out scandal

Anonymous said...

What girl did lopez knock up, did he meet her on a traffic stop, thought his wife was a dispatcher.

WATCH your 6 said...

First of all! To the APD officers that are posting about NOT involving family members into a work related disagreement....? That poster is not a(n) officer he works in Public Safety just not "YOUR" circus you call a Department. The fact still remains you NEVER involve family in a work related disagreement. PERIOD.

Anonymous said...

So now the idiots have confused Lopez with Henz,,,when will it all stop?

Lopez is a lieutenant and Henz is his Commander boss...

Both are smarter than and greatly outrank the idiot Sergeant Garcia. Garcia is the one that does the ridiculous tact plan downtown.

Just wanted to educate all the masses out there that read this fictional site.

Anonymous said...

Seems you spend a great deal on this site. I think everyone knows who is who and what they have done on and off this dept with regards to unethical conduct! For a fictional site you seem to enjoy reading all the true facts!

Anonymous said...

the unethical behavior i engage in off duty is my business you clown!

Anonymous said...

APD, where on earth did you dig up that public info officer? What a bonehead she is. Surely, you could have found a better one!

Anonymous said...

Garcia wont retire cause he wont have anyone to push around or abuse anymore....and we mean his squad..hes killin us

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how other cities around the country are moving the employee work schedules to 4/10's to save money and yet Albuquerque is still 10 years behind the times and moving backwards. Chavez and Schultz both need to move to Arizona, and take their cronies with them, so the city can move forward.

Anonymous said...

Why is our PIO still wearing a motorcycle uniform with boots? Does she know that she no longer rides a bike? Oh, she spent all her time in a car! She must think she looks cute, well she doesn't! She is way too old. We need someone younger and sexy to represent us. Get rid of the old bag! We have plenty of young hot female officers on our dept that look and speak so much better! I forgot, she is the chief's and DC Castro's secret babe!

Anonymous said...

You mean the PI-HO

Lynn said...

Wow. I don't know Nadine Hamby, but I sure feel sorry for her. I hope she realizes that all these mean comments are from women who are jealous of her. It's as simple as that. Ms. Hamby....don't let the haters bring you down.

Anonymous said...

Nadine is no Trish Hoffman but give her a chance people. Beth Paiz had it all in my opinion!

Anonymous said...

Hamby....I don't know about other women, but a great share of these posts come from guys she worked with on motors. She knows what they are talking about and what she did at various events and parties!

Anonymous said...

What about Nadine's very very special relationship with Rene Barraza. Who do they think they are fooling........Everyone knows what's going on.

lynn said...

I find it hard to believe that any of these catty comments about Nadine Hamby are written by men. My husband would NEVER take the time to read any of this stuff, much less leave a post. No...this is the work of women. Meow.

Anonymous said...

i still think nadine is hot for a 50 year old grandmother,,,

Anonymous said...

The PIO knows what she has done!!!!!!!! She also knows how she got her new position!!!!!! She never even went through an APD Academy. She's a lateral from Open Space that was worthless there. She was also a worthless kiss ass in motors. Always sucking up to the high level brass. Nothing has changed, only the names.

We all know what was done and with whom!

Anonymous said...

Our squad was tired of picking up her slack. She never took her calls and always found a way to ditch out! She was just a lazy suck up! We are all glad she is gone!

Anonymous said...

I use to feel sorry for our brother fire fighter who was being made a fool by Ms Hamby. While she was married to him she was cheating with all you cops. I was glad when he dump her! She was as worthless as they come as a wife, we all couldn't stand her. To think, you would have a person like that represent your police department. Your chief's must be getting something from her in return, that's the way she operates.

Anonymous said...

APD, have your PIO step into this century. Get rid of the 80's big chola hair.

Anonymous said...

Ditto, what was APD thinking when they selected the new PIO. Well her mother is super tight with the mayor who promised her the job of PIO. It's very apparent she is in way over her head.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the black roots on the PIO. Gee girl, do something with that hair. The lion king look is so very out!

lynn said...

Cyber Bullies!!!! Why are women such trouble makers?! You catty women should just stay home and take care of your kids. Geez.

Anonymous said...

Personally I think she's hot...can I have a date????

Anonymous said...

With the exeptiion of a very few, most women(including myself),have no business out in the workforce. For some bizarre reason, we just cannot get along with each other. Why!? We have to learn to stop being entertained by tearing other women apart. Is it hormonal, or what?

Anonymous said...

Anyone can get a date. It's free for the taking. However, if you have brass on your collar, it's a for sure thing! Especially, if you have a cush position somewhere with very little work to be done.

Anonymous said...

Damn...I'm out of luck then. No brass but lot's of dirt and sweat from hard work...

Anonymous said...

Hamby is still in motors i thought? she still wears the uniform and the wings on tv?

Anonymous said...

Hamby can't leave her secret boyfriend Rene Barraza. She even tried to get him a job in the chief's office.

Anonymous said...

Secret? its not much of a secret...

Anonymous said...

She's not as bad as these officers that get arrested and fired, or what about that worthless officer Valerie something or other. She got pregnant from some married cop who got fired for DUI, then he left his wife and four kids for her ugly ass.. now, has Nadine done any of that??? so see there are worse ho's out there...start talking about them and leave her alone. She looks cool on her bike with her long braid...

Anonymous said...

That's true, everyone knows about Rene and Nadine's so called secret life. Not so very secret!

Anonymous said...

It's time to knock this shit off.

You have issues with somebody bad enough, give a towel party--actual or otherwise--but putting this out on a blog doesn't do anything good for any of us.

Anonymous said...

Above comment...you read and you love it!!! or you would not read it...

Anonymous said...

Nope, it's embarrassing. Think about it, what good does it do for any of us?

Anonymous said...

What's a towel party?